Full-Time Animal Care Associate

Tasks/Major Responsibilities:

Responsible for the overall care of the canines and felines housed at FV, which includes cleaning and maintaining animal housing (bedding), feedings, behavior enrichment, disinfecting, cleaning food/water dishes, spot cleaning throughout the day, and trash removal.

  • Monitor the health status of all animals in assigned area(s), reporting any concerns to the supervisor for evaluation in a timely fashion
  • Assist with feline and canine socialization and behavioral modification; record progress updates as appropriate using the correct database
  • Administer medications following the provided treatment plan
  • Provide all animals with exercise, attention, affection, and mental stimulation
  • Follow safety and sanitation protocols and procedures
  • Run adoptions as needed
  • Participate in Francisvale and/or Providence Animal Center events as needed or required
  • Maintain a safe and clean animal area, and assist with general center upkeep as needed, including donation removal, moving and/or organizing various supplies/deliveries, and maintaining outdoor spaces.
  • This position is responsible for the transportation of animals to/from Providence Animal Center to/from Francisvale locations as needed


  • High School Degree or equivalent
  • Valid PA Driver’s License preferred
  • Must have the ability to multitask in a team-oriented environment
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with volunteers, co-workers, and management
  • Ability to restrain cats and dogs, of any size, including fractious animals, and the use of safety equipment and alternate handling methods
  • Willing to learn veterinary terminology to help interpret and effectively communicate information in the medical record to determine overall health, vaccine status, and veterinary care needs.
  • Ability to identify, understand and effectively communicate animal behaviors, breed characteristics, and common medical conditions
  • Willingness to learn to perform basic medical tasks such as nail trims, ear cleaning, vaccine administration, microchipping, and black lighting
  • Basic computer skills; ability to learn adoptions software
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of safety precautions and safety regulations related to effective animal care, maintaining sanitary conditions and overall health of shelter animals, and other work-related precautions
  • Must have a genuine interest in the work, programs, and mission of Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

  • Work is performed in an animal shelter, office, and outdoor environment; subject to work in a variety of weather conditions
  • Must frequently sit, stand, walk, bend, and stoop to perform duties.
  • Ability to lift and carry 35-40lbs without assistance; ability to handle large dogs
  • Flexibility with bending and reaching in tight spaces to perform assigned duties.
  • Possible exposure to cleaning agents, allergens, and zoonotic disease.
  • Subject to loud/frequent noise and/ or animal bites and scratches

Position Type and Work Schedule

  • This is a full-time, non-exempt position
  • Schedule: Typical schedule will include opening and closing shifts with set days of the week and one weekend day off. Daily hours and days of the week may vary according to the needs of the department schedule. One weekend day availability is required.

Pay Range: $14-$14.50/hour

Interested internal applicants should forward their job posting application to:

Name:                          Rachel Soroka, Francisvale Manager

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